Nelson woman talked down from M65 bridge

The M65 was shut again last night due to a police incident involving a Nelson woman on a pedestrian bridge.

It is believed that the woman went missing at around 6pm, and was sighted at the bridge at Barrowford over Junction 13 of the M65 at 8-30pm.

Police have confirmed that negotiations took place, and the motorway was reopened at 10-09pm.

Drivers stuck in traffic last night took to Twitter to express their concern, with one writing: “Oh dear, police car blocking off the entrance to the M65 hope it ain’t as serious as that makes you think [sic]”.

Another wrote: “M65 closed at Nelson. Police at the bottom of Reedyford Road bridge to Barrowford.”